Carman-Ainsworth robotics qualifies for state championship

Team is selling Tigers raffle tickets to raise funds

FLINT TWP. — The Megatron Oracles (Big MO) Team 314 qualified for the Michigan state championship for FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC), which starts today (April 11), and runs through April 13, at Saginaw Valley State University. Big MO ranked 121 out of 549 teams in the state. Teams competing at the state championship are vying for spots in the FRC […]

One dead in fiery car crash



FLINT TWP. — One person died, and another was injured in a fiery crash Friday near Bishop International Airport. The crash occurred at about 5:47 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Bristol Road near the Koegel Meats plant. Flint Township Police said a westbound Chevrolet Blazer was stopped at a red traffic signal in front of 3460 W. Bristol […]

Pelky, Lenoir named Students of the Month

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Abbigail Pelky and Anjewel Lenoir are the Genesee Valley Rotary Club March Students of the Month for Carman- Ainsworth High School. Pelky, a sophomore, was nominated by Sarah Ricketts. She plays varsity softball and serves on Student Council. Pelky currently maintains a 3.9 grade point average with three accelerated classes. She plans to attend Northwestern University or […]

County attacked by ransomware

‘This attack was widespread and complex’


GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County municipal offices are still dealing with a ransomware attack on its computer systems that caused technological issues and setbacks. The county discovered the attack Tuesday, April 2 and it persists to this day. “The attack held hostage our files and demanded payment for their release,” said the Genesee County Board of Commissioners in an official […]

In brief

Compost and yard waste pickup scheduled FLINT TWP. — Emterra Environmental USA will provide compost and yard waste pickup to all Flint Township residents each Thursday through Nov. 29 and should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. the day of service. Yard waste should be placed in brown yard waste bags or in plastic 30-gallon containers clearly marked with an […]

MCC Culinary Team earns Bronze medal

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Culinary Knowledge Bowl earned a Bronze medal March 31 at the 2019 Central Region competition of the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl. The competition is held annually at the American Culinary Federation ChefConnect conference. This year the competition was in St. Paul Community College in St. Paul, Minn. The MCC team competed […]

Flint man charged in string of larcenies



FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Martin Evell Smith, 54, of Flint, with three counts in connection with a string of vehicle larcenies throughout Flint Township. Flint Township Police said the break-ins occurred while vehicles were parked at businesses and restaurants. After viewing surveillance video at several businesses, detectives began surveillance on Smith and arrested him […]

Everyone benefits from afterschool programs


For the third consecutive year, President Trump has proposed eliminating 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, from the federal budget. And for the third consecutive year, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is pushing back. The funding in question helps make afterschool and summer learning opportunities available to nearly 2 million students nationwide. That’s an important resource […]

Spud Software announces Software Development Coding Competition

GRAND BLANC – Are you a talented amateur developer? Are you passionate about writing code? Do you create your own apps? If so, prepare your best analytic skills, because Spud Software, an award-winning software development corporation based in Grand Blanc, is hosting the Spud Coder Challenge, a competitive software coding competition on May 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 9478 […]

UM-Flint partners with the Brookings Institution to implement big ideas

FLINT — On May 8, the University of Michigan-Flint’s EDA University Center for Community & Economic Development will host Mark Muro, Senior Fellow and Policy Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, who will present his research on automation, labor market trends, and the future of work. The event will be held at the historic Durant-Dort Factory One in […]


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